US STOCKS-Futures fall on China lending clampdown

* Case/Shiller home price data awaited

* DuPont Q4 earnings beat expectations, ups outlook

* Results from Johnson & Johnson, Verizon on tap

* Futures down: Dow 38 pts, S&P 6.3 pts, Nasdaq 3.5 pts

* For up-to-the-minute market news, click [STXNEWS/US]

By Ryan Vlastelica

NEW YORK, Jan 26 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. stock index futures were
down on Tuesday after China clamped down on lending
requirements, weighing on overseas markets.

* Markets are looking to the release of data on the crucial
housing market. The Case/Shiller home price index for November
is expected to show a rise of 0.1 percent versus October, but a
5 percent decline from a year ago. Also, the Federal Reserve
begins its two day rate-setting meeting on Tuesday.

* China’s central bank told some banks to increase their
reserve ratios by 0.5 percentage point, effective Tuesday,
sources said. For details, see [ID:nSGE60P039]

* Early Tuesday, Dow component DuPont (DD.N: ) swung to a
fourth-quarter profit (Read more your timing to make a profit.), beating expectations, and raised its
2010 profit view. [ID:nN26223474]

* Travelers Cos Inc (TRV.N: ) also reported its
fourth-quarter results, while Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N: ) and
Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N: ) are also due to report. All
three companies are Dow components.

* S&P 500 futures (SPc1: ) fell 6.3 points and were below
fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into
account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the
contract. Dow Jones industrial average futures (DJc1: ) slid 38
points, while Nasdaq 100 futures (NDc1: ) lost 3.5 points.

* Apple Inc (Read more about Apple stock future.) (AAPL.O: ) shares rose 1.5 percent to $206.17 in
premarket trading a day after it reported better-than-expected
Mac sales, but said iPhone shipments came in below Wall
Street’s somewhat heightened expectations. [ID:nN25217139]

* Texas Instruments Inc (TXN.N: ) forecast revenue above
estimates late Monday, saying strong sales across all product
segments and regions would continue. [ID:nN25194319]

* Overseas shares were broadly lower after data showed the
British economy grew 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, far
below forecasts. The number raised concerns the global recovery
is still struggling to take hold. [ID:nLDE60P0WS]

* On Monday, U.S. stocks (Read more about the stock market today. ) snapped a three-day slide as signs
that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke would win a U.S. Senate vote for
a second term helped ease investor concerns.

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(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

US STOCKS-Futures fall on China lending clampdown